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Forum: Equipment 10-23-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 921,816
Posted By Jetmakerbrit
The Toolkit Thread

In lieu of the $100 Ti Terra-X tire irons, I'm thinking that a pair of drilled/clamped $10 steel Motion Pro irons would make a useful breaker bar. I just need to figure out how to weld, clamp or...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 921,816
Posted By Jetmakerbrit
The Toolkit Thread

I like the look of the Terra-X 'tyre' irons as a breaker bar solution but they're pretty spendy. Anyone have a cheaper / alternative solution for high torque applications? I guess I could always...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 921,816
Posted By Jetmakerbrit
I'd tend to agree with this summary. The socket...

I'd tend to agree with this summary. The socket wrench is heavy and has ended up in the car. I stumbled across a fairly slim Harbor Freight double ended ratchet that serves the purpose:...
Forum: Canada 10-10-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,947
Posted By Jetmakerbrit
Update: Fortunately I managed to get a letter...

Update: Fortunately I managed to get a letter from a US dealer confirming there were no recalls outstanding on the bike and the folks at RIV accepted it. Unfortunately the $500 I saved was...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 921,816
Posted By Jetmakerbrit
The Toolkit Thread

In a similar vein, I stumbled across this today:
http://www.mit-tool.com/maxcraft/products-10-10-130-60209-MAXCRAFT-1_4_Dr_x_3_8_Dr_Dual_Drive_Stubby_Flex_Ratchet.htm

Seems like it could be a...
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,905
Posted By Jetmakerbrit
Flogging a dead horse here but as previous...

Flogging a dead horse here but as previous responses concurred, adaptor effect on accuracy is a non-issue. It does however increase the chances of breaking the 1/4" wrench head - especially if the...
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 125,697
Posted By Jetmakerbrit
I notice there's a pro GS-911 for sale in the...

I notice there's a pro GS-911 for sale in the Flea Market right now. How can we get one into the tool pool? Anyone else willing to donate towards having one in circulation?
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 61,120
Posted By Jetmakerbrit
For anyone looking - I notice that the HF lift is...

For anyone looking - I notice that the HF lift is currently on sale:
http://www.harborfreight.com/1000-lb-capacity-motorcycle-lift-68892-8495.html :deal
If I had a garage, I'd have pulled the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,188
Posted By Jetmakerbrit
As a follow on, I'd be curious to know if there's...

As a follow on, I'd be curious to know if there's any good reason not to use this oil rather than the more expensive Castrol / BMW offerings:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,188
Posted By Jetmakerbrit
I serviced the FD on my '08 R12GS yesterday with...

I serviced the FD on my '08 R12GS yesterday with some help from this thread thanks very much. I didn't previously know about the top/bottom fill/drain plugs.

From a n00b's perspective I'd...
Forum: Canada 08-14-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,947
Posted By Jetmakerbrit
Pissed $500 Recall Letter

Late to this thread but had to add an update...

I recently moved back to Canada with my '08 R1200GS and local dealer is demanding $500 for recall letter. US dealer says their hands are tied by...
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